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Child Nutrition

Washington Child Nutrition Providers Honored with “Extra Mile Award”

OSPI would like to thank the child nutrition heroes who persisted against many challenges during the pandemic. You have been the rock in every community you serve and we celebrate your heroism during this past year. Congratulations!

Contact Information

Child Nutrition Services

Leanne Eko, RD, SNS
Director of Child Nutrition Services

Wendy Barkley, RD, SNS
Assistant Director of Child Nutrition Services

Staff Contacts

Child Nutrition assists school districts and other institutions in providing quality nutrition programs that promote life-long healthful living while providing nutritious meals each day that prepare children for learning. Our 2022 Washington State Child Nutrition Program Guide gives an overview of the programs offered and the number of children served in Washington.

If you would like additional information about operating Child Nutrition Programs during unanticipated closures, please visit COVID-19 Nutrition & Meals Guidance web page.

School Meal Programs

Program information for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO), the Special Milk Program (SMP), and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).

Community Nutrition Programs

Program information for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Food Distribution Program

Program information on operating the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution or USDA Foods Program. 

Other Program Information


Purchasing information and regulations for those operating Child Nutrition Programs.

Farm to Child Nutrition Programs

Farm to Child Nutrition Programs enriches community connections with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices.

Food Service Management Companies

Details and requirements for Child Nutrition Program operators working with Food Service Management Companies.

Claims, Fiscal Information, and Resources

Information on claiming and reimbursement rates in Child Nutrition Programs.

Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS)

The Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS) is an online system for Child Nutrition Program sponsors to enter application information and file claims.

Child Nutrition Program Reports

This page includes the Area Eligibility Report, Fiscal Reports, Free and Reduced-Price Eligibility Report, Participation Reports, and Administrative Review Reports. 

Child Nutrition Grants

Child Nutrition Programs grants include: the National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant, Breakfast Meals for Kids Grant, and the Summer Meals for Kids Grant. This page outlines these grants, past recipients, and grant writing tips. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Child and Adult Care Food Program
National School Lunch & Breakfast Program